Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone and record specific interactions between you and this website, and in some cases, other websites.

This information is sometimes shared with the University of Cambridge, and in other cases, third parties. On this page you’ll find more about the cookies we use, what they record and who the information is shared with.

Our cookies help us:

  • make our website work as you’d expect
  • remember your settings during and between visits
  • improve the speed/security of the site
  • allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • continuously improve our website for you

The Cookie Control widget pops up the first time you visit our site and allows you to specify which types of cookies you are happy to accept. You can also launch the widget from the link below or from the website footer.

There are certain necessary cookies that enable core functionality, such as caching and session tracking. The website cannot work properly without these cookies, which can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. If you use this website you consent to these cookies. However the other cookie categories are optional:

Statistics cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Preferences cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. It may also remember things such as how much of a video you have already watched, so you can start rewatching it at the same point.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies help websites gauge the success of marketing. In addition to limiting how often you see an ad, they also mean you see ads more relevant to you. They remember that you have visited our website, among others, and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

With the exception of necessary cookies, which are used for the duration of your session on our website, all cookies we set expire after 12 months. The cookie control widget will then reappear next time you visit our site and you will be asked for your consent again. You can however change your mind at any time.

Change your cookie preferences

Third party cookies that are set by someone other than us. For example if you view a YouTube video that’s embedded on our site, YouTube may set a cookie on your browser, or if you share a link to our site via social media, that social media platform may set a cookie. We do not control these cookies so they are not affected by the cookie control widget; you have to use your browser settings to stop third party cookies being set.

Disabling cookies completely

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of this website as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. Below are links to sources of guidance on how to do this in popular browsers.

You may also find the Digital Advertising Alliance’s tool for opting out of the collection of information for ad targeting useful.